Kansas got hit by a pretty large snowstorm on Tuesday, and we ended up with two snow days because of it. It was a dream come true. Wednesday I wanted to make the most of the forced time off and decided to bake my first apple pie from scratch. Scott had been wanting me to make one for a while, and his mom even gave me a pie crust that had been passed down to her (which added to the pressure). I had never made a pie crust before, so I wasn’t very confident that it would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised! I forgot to take any photographs once it was done though; next time perhaps.
It wasn’t a special recipe, so I won’t post it here. But I used a butter/shortening combination for the crust, and just cinnamon and sugar for the filling with the apples. It was quite simple really. After I put the pie in the oven I noticed that my crust edges weren’t very pretty, so I have something to work on next time. 🙂
I had such a productive day today, and even had time to make some apple muffins this evening. And now I am cuddled up on my couch with a sleeping kitten. I love days like this. And I don’t even care that my picture is lame because of how wonderful today was.
*Sunday, June 3
Yesterday my sister and I drove 3 hours to where most of my mom’s side of the family lives. One of our cousins got married today, and yesterday we spent the afternoon baking and frosting cupcakes for the reception.